If you're gonna be out enjoying Honolulu/Oahu all day and basically want somewhere cheap just to sleep then Waikiki Prince is perfect.
I stayed here for a week. $450 (inc. taxes) for 7 nights. It is a small hotel with 24 rooms which I think is good. Less or no noise from other guests, no waiting @ reception and for elevator. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The room was basic. Basic but clean. That's all I needed! Bathroom & shower were fine, as well as the kitchenette. TV, fridge, and Air Con were in good working order. The rooms are cleaned on the 4th or 5th day of your stay.
Past reviews mentioned the garbage trucks that drive by in the morning. It wasn't bad from my because it was facing away from the garbage pick up area. It's a good alarm though - Get up, get out and enjoy Hawai'i!
LOCATION = EXCELLENT.
Waikiki Beach is LITERALLY 30 seconds away! Waikiki Beach @ sunrise is such a peaceful and tranquil place before the (people) storm. Bars,restaurants, take aways, convenient stores, and everything else are about 5-10 minute walks. There is an ABC store around the corner. There's also a Korean BBQ place across the road, big servings, I could only finish half. Bus stops are about about 2mins away on Kuhio avenue.
The only downer for me was the slightly noisy Air Con. At night if you open up your windows it cools the room enough.
Other than that I was very happy staying at the Waikiki Prince this hotel. With the money I saved staying here, I spent more on shopping. Next time I visit Honolulu I'd definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wifi, Free Coffee (brew your own) Area to print out boarding passes. All of our rooms have balconies, TV, Air Conditioning, a refrigerator,and microwave. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Prince Hotel Honolulu
- Waikiki Central Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu